Today, Lenovo announced the latest 8th generation of Lenovo Legion Slim laptops, allowing gamers to harness the freedom that the newest series has to offer. The Lenovo Legion Slim series is all about empowering players to crush their gaming goals while also pursuing their creative passions, and there are more options than ever among the new Lenovo Legion Slim 7i and 7 (16”, 8), Lenovo Legion Slim 5i and 5 (16”, 8), and—an all-new size for this year—the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 (14”, 8), which elevates laptop power and portability to a whole new level. This newest generation of the series is also the first to sport the Lenovo Artificial Intelligence (LA) family of chips. These are onboard physical AI chips that power Lenovo AI Engine+, which dynamically adjusts the Lenovo Legion ColdFront 5.0 thermals to optimize cooling on the fly and maintain maximum output with minimal noise.
Lenovo Legion Slim series laptops are designed to meet the multi-faceted needs of gamers, with an SD slot, rapid charging battery technology1 Windows 11, three months of free Xbox Game Pass Ultimate2,3, as well as access to Nahimic by SteelSeries 3D immersive audio, and Lenovo Vantage helping users get the most out of their machines. Offering peace of mind, Lenovo’s Legion Ultimate Support service is available with round-the-clock tech support, guidance4 and assistance so gamers don’t have to miss a beat, and with Legion Arena, users can create their ultimate gaming hub with all their titles accessible in one place rather than having to switch between apps. Additionally, gamers looking to expand their horizons—literally—can look forward to the new Lenovo Legion R45w-30 44.5” 32:9 ultrawide curved display and the new Lenovo Legion Y34wz-30 Gaming Monitor that delivers extreme clarity and vivid color with its 34-inch mini-LED backlit panel.
“Lenovo has always believed in empowering gamers with the flexibility to choose the right machine for their gaming performance and lifestyle,” said Jun Ouyang, Lenovo’s vice president and general manager of the Consumer Business Segment, Intelligent Devices Group. “The new Lenovo Legion Slim Series of gaming laptops, along with the Lenovo Legion Pro Series, Legion Towers, and Lenovo LOQ gaming devices, fills out our gaming portfolio with customizable options that cater to players with a wide range of gaming goals.”
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7i and 7 (16”, 8): The World’s Most Agile 16-inch AI-Tuned Gaming Laptops 5
The latest 8th gen Lenovo Legion Slim 7 series is designed to answer the demands of the gamer who needs a laptop that can run AAA titles with ease while still being agile enough to handle other tasks such as streaming, content creation, or work computing. Available with Windows 11 and up to a 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900H processor in the Lenovo Legion Slim 7i or up to an AMD Ryzen™ 9 7940HS processor in the Lenovo Legion Slim 7, both have up to an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 GPU and up to 32GB of 5600MHz DDR5 RAM that bring worlds both created and explored to crisp, vibrant life on their 16-inch 16:10 Lenovo PureSight gaming display. With up to a WQXGA 240Hz VRR 500nit panel for those who value speedy response times in their gaming sessions, or a 3.2K 165Hz VRR 430nit with 100% DCI-P3 panel for creators who require the highest resolutions and color gamut for their workflow, the Lenovo PureSight gaming display options can meet the user’s most exacting requirements.
The laptops are built to stay cool even under heavy load, thanks to Lenovo Legion’s ColdFront 5.0 advanced thermal system, featuring quad copper hybrid heat pipes, phase-change thermal compound, and a brand-new air intake and 90-blade fan system – resulting in just 48dB of fan noise in performance mode. The thermals are pushed even farther thanks to the onboard Lenovo LA AI chip, which dynamically tunes thermal performance to maximize framerates and minimize noise, allowing the Lenovo Legion Slim 7i and 7 to reach up to 140W TDP.
The 99.99Whr battery—the largest allowed in the internal cabin of most airplanes —allows users to work uninterrupted when inspiration hits with up to 10 hours of battery.1 While Super Rapid Charge provides a full charge in as little as 80 minutes1,6 via a 230W Slim Adapter, both USB-C® ports support 140W charging as well as DisplayPort™ 1.4. Wi-Fi 77 is supported thanks to the Filogic 380 Wi-Fi 7 card by MediaTek, making the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 series one of the world’s first Wi-Fi 7 enabled laptops and engineered so that slow internet speeds won’t be a bottleneck to success.
The full-sized Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard has a full numpad, large arrow keys, and 1.5mm key travel designed for smooth typing over long sessions. The keyboard is customizable both with interchangeable WASD keycaps as well as via Lenovo Legion Spectrum per-key RGB lighting and is also available with a white backlight for those looking for a more understated aesthetic. All this computing power is housed in a slim (as slim as 17.99mm at its thinnest point) all-metal chassis available in Storm Grey or Glacier White8, and weighs in at under 2kg (4.4lbs), making the Lenovo Legion Slim 7i and 7 the most agile Lenovo Legion Slim laptops ever.
Lenovo Legion Slim 5i and 5 (16”, 8): The World’s Most Portable 16-inch AI-Tuned Gaming Laptops5
Lenovo Legion believes in empowering gamers with more choice and flexibility, and this is most visible on the new 8th gen additions to the Legion portfolio—the Lenovo Legion Slim 5i and 5. Choices begin at laptop size: the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 and 5i are available in 16-inch, and there’s even a 14-inch Lenovo Legion Slim 5 which sports an OLED panel.1,2
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5i is available with up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700H processor, while the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is available with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 7840HS processor. Both models are available with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU. Legion ColdFront 5.0 keeps gaming sessions cool and quiet while helping to prevent throttling, with its larger hybrid copper heat pipes and fins, phase change thermal compound, increased air intakes and exhaust, as well as a turbocharged 12V dual liquid polymer fan system.
Also onboard is the LA1 AI chip that powers Lenovo AI Engine+, controlling the thermals to dynamically allocate wattage between CPU and GPU to optimize performance and help minimize fan noise. The LA chip paired with high output GPU options like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU lets the Lenovo Legion Slim 5i put out up to 160W TDP, perfect for the gamer who is unwilling to sacrifice power in the heat of battle. Lower output GPU options are also available that thin out the laptop chassis to a sleek (as thin as 19.7mm/0.86in at its thinnest point) for gamers who want a laptop that, at as light as 2.3kg (5.07lbs), is as portable as it is powerful. All Lenovo Legion Slim 5 series laptops can be configured with up to 32GB of 5600Mhz DDR5 RAM and expandable up to 64GB aftermarket. Under the metal lid, the 16-inch WQXGA 16:10 500nit Lenovo PureSight gaming display panel with up to 240Hz VRR lets the full graphical power and speed of the internals bring games to life.
The up to 80Wh battery offers up to 8 hours1 of battery life and supports Super Rapid Charge6, which means less time charging and more time on the go. And with a USB-C port that supports 140W charging, feel free to leave the Slim charging brick at home for even more portability. The full-sized Legion TrueStrike keyboard is customizable with replaceable WASD keycaps as well as Legion Spectrum 4-zone RGB lighting, adding a striking splash of eye-catching flair to the Storm Grey8 or Misty Grey chassis8. An all-white backlit keyboard8 is available for a stealthier look.
Gaming Displays that Double as Productivity Workhorses in a Hybrid Working World
Lenovo Legion’s newest pair of gaming displays offer two ultra-wide visuals for immersive gaming. When it’s time to switch from gaming to productivity, both the Lenovo Legion Y34wz-30 and R45w-30 Gaming Monitors offer the multi-tasking flexibility of PIP/PBP, KVM, as well as Lenovo’s True Split technology, which allows the display to be partitioned into two discrete monitors with just one input cable. An onboard high speed 2.5G RJ45 input on both monitors provides stronger, smoother, and more stable connections during competitive gaming sessions and meetings. Both displays are compatible with Lenovo’s Artery software which offers gamers advanced functions to tweak their displays exactly, as well as gaming tools that give gamers an extra edge when gaming.
Gamers who demand accurate color, contrast, and speed, need look no further than the new Lenovo Legion Y34wz-30 Gaming Monitor. The 34-inch ultra-wide WQHD curved mini-LED DisplayHDR 1000 panel delivers lifelike contrast between deep shadows and crisp brightness. With 125% sRGB, 95% DCI-P3 10bit color depth, and Delta E<2 color accuracy, the only thing blurry about the Y34wz-30 is the line between virtual and reality. The 180Hz (overclocked) refresh rate and 1ms MPRT response time mean uncompromisingly smooth gaming. The Lenovo Legion Y34wz-30 also supports 140W of power via USB-C, supplying power to laptops or other devices, as well as HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4, and a USB hub to support a whole host of connections.
The new Lenovo Legion R45w-30 Gaming Monitor—Lenovo’s newest 44.5-inch 32:9 widescreen monitor—is a great choice for gamers and creators looking for extra screen real estate to fully immerse themselves both in their games and their workflows. The 120% sRGB, 115% DCI-P3 display peaks at 500nits brightness, and its 165Hz refresh rate is overclockable to 170Hz, translating to a smoother, more encapsulating gaming experience. The 1ms MPRT response times ensure that fast-twitch games feel natural and effortless. Support for AMD FreeSync® Premium Pro, and New Adaptive Sync minimizes screen tearing while maximizing HDR, translating to a truly immersive gaming experience. The Lenovo Legion R45w-30 supports USB-C gen 2 with 75W of smart power, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4, and has a USB hub and audio out ports to support any configuration of accessories.
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Pricing and Availability11
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7i (16”, 8) with Intel Core processor will start at $1,769.99 and is expected to be available starting April 2023.11
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 (16”, 8) with AMD Ryzen processor will start at $1,769.99 and is expected to be available starting May 2023.11
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5i (16”, 8) with Intel Core processor will start at $1,349.99 and is expected to be available starting April 2023.11
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 (16”, 8) with AMD Ryzen processor will start at $1,199.99 and is expected to be available starting May 2023.11
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 (14”, 8) with AMD Ryzen processor is expected to be available starting October 2023, with local pricing to be disclosed later.11
The Lenovo Legion R45w-30 Monitor will start at $999.99 and is expected to be available starting August 2023.11
The Lenovo Legion Y34wz-30 Monitor will start at $1,199.99 and is expected to be available starting July 2023.11
1 All battery life claims are approximate and based on two methods of testing including MobileMark® 2018 battery life benchmark (with 200nits brightness and default volume level) and continuous 1080p video playback on the latest update of Windows 11 and up (with 150nits brightness and default volume level). Actual battery life will vary and depends on many factors such as product configuration and usage, software use, wireless functionality, power management settings, and screen brightness. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use.
2 Current Xbox Game Pass subscribers will receive an additional three months added to their subscription.
3 Credit card required. Unless you cancel, you will be charged the then current regular membership rate when the promotional period ends. Terms and exclusions apply. After term, active membership required to play games and online multiplayer. Game catalog varies over time, region, and by device. DLC sold separately; if a game is removed from catalog or your membership ends, you will need to purchase the game separately to use your DLC. If you’re already an Xbox Live Gold and/or Game Pass for Console/PC member, any days remaining in your membership(s) will be converted to Ultimate using a conversion ratio. Future code redemptions also subject to conversion ratio. All conversions to Ultimate are final. Details and system requirements at www.xbox.com/gamepass. Offer valid in all Xbox Game Pass markets excluding Russia. Digital Direct: Your digital content will be delivered directly to your device during set up; no codes required.
4 Legion Ultimate Support offerings are subject to availability. Service levels may vary by geographic location. Lenovo reserves the right to alter service offerings, features, and specifications at any time without notice.
5 Based on the combination of the following features not found in comparable PCs: 16-inch panel size, up to 17.6mm thin, weighing less than 2kgs, with battery capacity of at least 99.99WHr and supported by a dedicated AI chip/engine. Research conducted internally as of January 30, 2023, comparing gaming computers distributed by global PC manufacturers shipping > 1 million units worldwide annually.
6 Super Rapid Charge: 10-min charge gives up to 0~30% capacity, 30-min charge gives up to 0~70% capacity, 80-min charge gives up to 0~100% capacity in MS/S3/S4/S5 mode. Must use charger included with device; battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses. All battery life claims are approximate and based on two methods of testing including MobileMark® 2018 battery life benchmark (with 200nits brightness and default volume level) and continuous 1080p video playback on the latest update of Windows 11 and up (with 150nits brightness and default volume level). Actual battery life will vary and depends on many factors such as product configuration and usage, software use, wireless functionality, power management settings, and screen brightness. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use.
7 Requires separately purchased Wi-Fi router and plan that may vary by location. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges apply. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors.
8 Color and panel options may vary per geography and availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features, and specifications at any time without notice.
9 Based on the combination of the following features not found in comparable PCs: 16-inch panel size, up to 21 mm thin, weighing less than 2.3kgs, with battery capacity at least 80WHr and supported by a dedicated AI chip/engine. Research conducted internally as of January 30, 2023, comparing gaming computers distributed by global PC manufacturers shipping > 1 million units worldwide annually.
10 Availability of the OLED panel configuration is expected to be in second half of 2023. Subject to change without notice.
11 Prices may not include tax and do not include shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates and color options may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features, and specifications at any time without notice.
12 Features may vary by geography and may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features, and specifications at any time without notice.
13 A TÜV Rheinland certification mark signifies that a product has been examined according to strict safety requirements by an accredited third-party and is supported by regular factory inspections.
14 Maximum supported memory speed may vary and is contingent on the processor.
15 Actual available capacity is less and varies due to many factors, including formatting, partitioning and operating system, etc. which utilize part of this capacity. The available capacity may change with software updates.